October 2010

Whiskey Persons #1 – A Blogger With a Secret

October 27, 2010

I just stumbled across this brilliant piece of plagiarism. Check it out at Sku’s Recent Eats!

Glenmorangie 18 yo “Extremely Rare”

October 27, 2010
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A sweet creamy and fruity malt with a slight spiciness that is quite a nice dram, both complex and unoffensive. But like many Glenmorangies the price is a little too high to make it a bargain – Rating: 85/100

Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

October 26, 2010

Overall: This youngster just dosen’t cut it. It’s the cheapest single malt in competition with Loch Lomond at the price of a major brand blend. Actually I would recommend to stick to one of those like for example Teacher’s. – Rating: 62/100

Fancy Being a Guest Blogger?

October 26, 2010

Every now and then real life takes its toll and I have to skip a day or two in posting on this blog. Now I thought it would be a nice idea to be able to fill at least some of these gaps with posts from guest bloggers.

Lagavulin 12 yo Cask Strength 2006

October 25, 2010

The nose is rather generic but very pleasant. On the palate there is a true flavour explosion of peat, aromatic spices and fruit. One of the greats. – Rating: 92/100

Whisky People #9 – Gal Granov

October 24, 2010
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Year of Birth: 1975
Place of Residence: Kfar Saba, Israel
Profession: Software development
Whisky Involvement: Blogger

Arran 100 Proof

October 23, 2010
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This malt has lots of youthful bite but does not offer a great deal of interesting flavours. Bottled way too young for my taste. – Rating: 70/100

Duty Free – Whisky for the Chosen Few

October 23, 2010
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In recent years there has been a trend among whisky producers to use Duty Free shops as either a testing ground for new releases or as an exclusive platform for entire product ranges.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed

October 22, 2010
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A high class bourbon that is perfectly drinkable at the original strength. Rich, complex and mature without being overly woody. – Rating: 86/100

Caol Ila 18 yo

October 21, 2010
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This is a most enjoyable expression. Quite strong but not overwhelming peat combined with a nice fruitiness, rounded off with gentle spices. – Rating: 88/100

Stilton and Port Wood Whisky – A Perfect Match

October 21, 2010
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Blue Stilton cheese and port is a classic combination. On the other hand, pairing whisky with cheese has become increasingly popular. So why not combine these two concepts?

The Dramming Shop

October 20, 2010
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If you like Dramming, you might also like to own unique Dramming memorabila. In the new Dramming Shop on Zazzle you can buy a number of cool accessories like mugs, mouse pads, caps or t-shirts. You can even customize the design!

Bushmills 16 yo

October 19, 2010
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Quite smoooth and fruity, but the flavours are not very complex and the 40% bottling strength results in an unpleasant watery mouthfeel. – Rating: 78/100

North Of Scotland 36 yo 1972 Dream Drams

October 18, 2010

If you are not repelled by the somewhat chemical nose, you a rewarded with a rich and smooth fruity dram that is a pleasure to sip. Water is not advisable as it makes the dram rougher and does not help the nose either. – Rating: 86/100

Diageo – The Innovative Dinosaur

October 17, 2010

End of September 2010 saw a major public relations effort by Scotch market leader Diageo to convince journalists and bloggers of the qualities of their new Roseisle distillery in Elgin on Speyside.

Whisky People #8 – Andrea Caminneci

October 17, 2010
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Year of Birth: 1966
Place of Residence: Meckenheim, Germany
Profession: Wine and spirits trade
Whisky Involvement: Independent bottler, importer

Black Bull 40 yo

October 16, 2010
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The nose of this old blend is very enticing. On the palate it is not quite as excellent because of a slight bitterness that I find a little disturbing. – Rating: 84/100

Campbeltown Loch 30 yo

October 14, 2010
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A very complex blend that is very enjoyable with its Springbank origin clearly noticeable. This rich and creamy whisky is ridicoulsly cheap for its age. – Rating: 87/100

The Forgotten Art of Smoky Sherry Whisky

October 13, 2010

A few days ago I reviewed the Karuizawa 15 yo. The combination of a slight but noticeable smokiness with a rich first fill sherry cask is somthing that is quite unusual for Scotch whisky.

Compass Box Orangerie

October 12, 2010
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This is not your everyday sticky-sweet liqueur, in fact it’s amazingly dry. Extremely tasty and full of aromas, but you might be disappointed if you expect a noticeable whisky influence. – Rating: 82/100